July 21, 2007 Subject:
How to Use Classroom Films
From Centron comes a boring overview for teachers of the mid-'60s on how to properly choose a film for your class. Keith Painton, a radio announcer from Kansas City (the office boss in 'Bright Young Newcomer') narrates this fifteen-minute short, where every little thing a teacher could do in preparation for showing a film is stressed as something you MUST do, complete with boringly bare sets and dorky-looking kids with giant glasses. The significance of class discussion after showing a film (especially important for Centron films!) is the only point I actually think is all that important. In fact, that's apparently why "mental hygiene" films slowly ceased to exist . . . because teachers weren't using them right and weren't encouraging the kids to discuss what they'd just seen.
According to Centron production records, this film was produced by Art Wolf, directed by Herk Harvey, and written by John Clifford, with photography by Bob Rose, sound by Don Jessup, and editing by Dan Palmquist. This film is not really worth your time. See "Choosing a Classroom Film" for a more interesting installment in this series.
October 19, 2006 Subject:
I love this film. It adequately represents the imaginary world to where social conservatives would like us to return. The problem is that there is no there, there.
August 14, 2003 Subject:
Read the writing on the board.
Fairly boring overview on how to EXACTLY choose your film for your class. Goodness! You mean, you just don't look at a title? No no no! You must consult the librarian, read catalogs, read the overview, read reccomendations, and also to TRY to view the film yourself! On the plus side though, I really did like the classroom set up. Most especially the writing on the chalkboard. Who can write like that except a stenographer? Also, I really loved the kids fashions, especially the girl with the ridiculous glasses.